Chicago Bears general manager Ryan pace will regret cutting Kyle Fuller
Could the Bears’ cornerback room be any more of a mess right now? Ryan Pace is trying to sell us on the fact that Jaylon Johnson and Kindle Vildor will get it done, and that is simply not going to happen.
Johnson is a great cornerback when healthy, but health has been a lingering question for Johnson over the last couple of years. Assuming he plays the whole year, the Bears have a solid starting cornerback. But, opposite of him? There is nobody worthy of getting excited about.
Vildor is not the answer, whether it be short-term or long-term. Behind Vildor, the Bears have Artie Burns, Xavier Crawford and Duke Shelley.
Chicago would have avoided the panic at cornerback if they had simply held onto Kyle Fuller in the first place, rather than cutting him and watching him leave for absolutely nothing. There was no reason to allow Fuller to leave.
The Bears had a Pro Bowl cornerback right there next to Johnson — a former All Pro, in fact. Pace chose to save money by releasing one of the best defensive players on his roster, and for what? We’re about to get to that.